The Capulet Ball at Castello di Amorosa

The Capulet Ball

At Castello di Amorosa

Perhaps our most elaborate ball – join us at this authentically-built, 13th-century-inspired Tuscan castle and winery in world famous Napa Valley!

Cross the drawbridge and wind through the cellars to an elegant wine reception paired with passed hors d’oeuvres in the beautifully vaulted tasting room. Enjoy a seated family-style dinner matched with Castello wines under the stars in the courtyard with the Capulet family. Dance amidst the stunning frescoes of the Great Hall and witness the lovers profess their bliss in the covered loggia.

A combined party and theatrical event, the Ball will envelop our guests in the grandeur, romance, and beauty of a sensuous masquerade. Action from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet Act I and the famous balcony scene will be played out during the course of the night. Ending on a high note just before the plot takes a turn for the worse, we will enjoy the story of the young lovers ­steeped in hope and joy. After the poetic exchange of boundless love, the party will continue and our guests will enjoy dessert and conversation with the performers. In keeping with We Players’ penchant for fully-immersive experiences, the story will unfold not in front of, but around and with our guests.

In each spectacular setting, guests will have the opportunity to party with Mercutio, raise a glass with Lord Capulet, join the festive group dance – We Players’ spicy version of the pavane, flirt with fellow masked revelers, and share in the age-old Capulet Family Candle Ceremony before the night is through.

This is a 21+ event

Dress is fun and fabulous! (no costume required)

 

Learn more- see our Capulet Ball FAQ

When: Saturday June 18th, 6:30-11:00pm
Where: 4045 St. Helena Highway, Calistoga
Tickets: $150 – (high-end Castello wines and a full meal)
Bring your own mask or be decked out by We Players! 

 

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 Love is in the air at this performance-infused party, an elaborate prelude to upcoming Romeo & Juliet performances at Petaluma Adobe SHP and Villa Montalvo. 

The Capulet Ball at Impact Hub Oakland

The Capulet Ball

At Impact Hub Oakland

Our most urban venue for this thrilling masquerade!

Hop on BART and jaunt a few blocks up bustling Broadway in vital Uptown Oakland to the spacious dance floor at Impact Hub. Impact Hub is a member-based co-working space and event venue for entrepreneurs creating positive impact. The ethos here is right up We Players’ alley; just check out their foundational pillars of “authenticity, radical inclusivity, creativity and expression, inspiration, respect, reciprocity, and effectiveness”. Yes!

A combined party and theatrical event, the Ball will envelop our guests in the grandeur, romance, and beauty of a sensuous masquerade. Action from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet Act I and the famous balcony scene will be played out during the course of the night. Ending on a high note just before the plot takes a turn for the worse, we will enjoy the story of the young lovers ­steeped in hope and joy. After the poetic exchange of boundless love, the party will continue and our guests will enjoy refreshments and conversation with the performers. In keeping with We Players’ penchant for fully-immersive experiences, the story will unfold not in front of, but around and with our guests.

In each spectacular setting, guests will have the opportunity to party with Mercutio, raise a glass with Lord Capulet, join the festive group dance – We Players’ spicy version of the pavane, flirt with fellow masked revelers, and share in the age-old Capulet Family Candle Ceremony before the night is through.

 

When: Saturday June 4th, 8-11pm
Where: 2323 Broadway, Oakland
Tickets: $75 ($65 for Impact Hub members).

Admission includes wine, beer and light fare!
Bring your own mask or be decked out by We Players!
Dress is urban chic – fun and festive!

This is a 21+ event

Learn more- see our Capulet Ball FAQ

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Join the Host Committee for Impact Hub Oakland:
Susan Miller-Davis + Jonathan Davis
Jon + Anne Davies
Glen Tripp + Lauren Dutton
Pamela Grove + Jerry Nelson
Kim Sevcik
Jen + Earl Wilson
 Love is in the air at this performance-infused party, an elaborate prelude to upcoming Romeo & Juliet performances at Petaluma Adobe SHP and Villa Montalvo. 

The Capulet Ball at a San Anselmo Private Residence

The Capulet Ball

At a San Anselmo Private Residence

Visit this stunning home designed by renowned architect Stanley Saitowitz in San Anselmo as the personal guests of the Capulets. This sleek modern villa is a bridge spanning a seasonal creek, with acres of protected lands stretching into the hills beyond. Party en masque in this incredible home and dance with the lovers under the stars.

A combined party and theatrical event, the Ball will envelop our guests in the grandeur, romance, and beauty of a sensuous masquerade. Action from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet Act I and the famous balcony scene will be played out during the course of the night. Ending on a high note just before the plot takes a turn for the worse, we will enjoy the story of the young lovers ­steeped in hope and joy. After the poetic exchange of boundless love, the party will continue and our guests will enjoy dessert and conversation with the performers. In keeping with We Players’ penchant for fully-immersive experiences, the story will unfold not in front of, but around and with our guests.

In each spectacular setting, guests will have the opportunity to party with Mercutio, raise a glass with Lord Capulet, join the festive group dance (We Players’ spicy version of the pavane), flirt with fellow masked revelers, and share in the age-old Capulet Family Candle Ceremony before the night is through.

 

When: Saturday May 14th, 7:30-10:30pm
Where: Location details shared following ticket purchase
Tickets: $115 – (includes wine, beer and light fare)
Bring your own mask or be decked out by We Players! 
Dress is fun and fabulous! (no costume required)

This is a 21+ event

 

Learn more- see our Capulet Ball FAQ

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Love is in the air at this performance-infused party, an elaborate prelude to upcoming Romeo & Juliet performances at Petaluma Adobe SHP and Villa Montalvo. 

The Capulet Ball at The Episcopal Church of St. Mary the Virgin

The Capulet Ball

At The Episcopal Church of St. Mary the Virgin

Join us for the opening night of this one-of-a-kind masquerade and performance!

Party with the Capulets in the amber light of this 1891 Church, and step back into the sleepy countryside that was Cow Hollow at the end of the nineteenth century. Built on an underground river, the natural spring in the brick-laid courtyard provided drinking water to the neighborhood after the 1906 earthquake (and could do so again if need be). Mix with the party-crashing Montagues aside the stunning outdoor fresco mural, created by artists Lucienne Bloch and Stephen Dimitroff in 1966. Soak up history and celebrate life and love with members of this thriving, 125-year-old church community.

A combined party and theatrical event, the Ball will envelop our guests in the grandeur, romance, and beauty of a sensuous masquerade. Action from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet Act I and the famous balcony scene will be played out during the course of the night. Ending on a high note just before the plot takes a turn for the worse, we will enjoy the story of the young lovers ­steeped in hope and joy. After the poetic exchange of boundless love, the party will continue and our guests will enjoy dessert and conversation with the performers. In keeping with We Players’ penchant for fully-immersive experiences, the story will unfold not in front of, but around and with our guests.

In each spectacular setting, guests will have the opportunity to party with Mercutio, raise a glass with Lord Capulet, join the festive group dance (We Players’ spicy version of the pavane), flirt with fellow masked revelers, and share in the age-old Capulet Family Candle Ceremony before the night is through.

 

When: Saturday May 7th, 7-10pm
Where: 2325 Union St, San Francisco
Tickets: $100 (includes wine, beer and light fare)
Bring your own mask or be decked out by We Players! 

This is a 21+ event

Dress is fun and fabulous! (no costume required)

Learn more- see our Capulet Ball FAQ



Love is in the air at this performance-infused party, an elaborate prelude to upcoming Romeo & Juliet performances at Petaluma Adobe SHP and Villa Montalvo. 

The Capulet Ball

Love is in the air at this performance-infused 21 and Over party, an elaborate prelude to upcoming Romeo & Juliet performances at Petaluma Adobe SHP and Villa Montalvo. We Players will transform four stunning venues throughout the greater Bay Area this spring. Don a mask, brush shoulders with Capulet nobility, enjoy fantastic music, food and drink – perhaps even dance with your favorite character!

Click any venue to learn more about its Capulet Ball

Saturday May 7th, 7-10pm
San Francisco ($100)

Party with the Capulets in the dark wood embrace of St. Mary’s 125-year-old church and airy spaciousness of the brick-laid courtyard.

Saturday May 14th, 7:30-10:30pm
San Anselmo ($115)

The Capulet Ball in San Anselmo

This sleek modern villa is a bridge spanning a seasonal creek, with acres of protected lands stretching into the hills beyond. Party en masque in this incredible home and dance with the lovers under the stars.

Saturday June 4th, 8-11pm
Oakland ($75)

The Capulet Ball at Impact Hub Oakland

Our most urban venue for this thrilling masquerade! Hop on BART and jaunt a few blocks up bustling Broadway in vital Uptown Oakland to the spacious dance floor at Impact Hub.

Saturday June 18th, 6:30-11pm
Calistoga ($150)

The Capulet Ball at Castello di Amorosa

Cross the drawbridge to this real Tuscan-inspired castle for an elegant wine reception and a seated dinner. Dance amidst the stunning frescoes of the Great Hall and witness the lovers profess their bliss in the covered loggia.

Four dates. Four distinct venues. Love is in the air this spring!

Learn more- see our Capulet Ball FAQ

Mask Making Salon

Join We Players’ core creative team and special guests for a free presentation and hands-on mask making workshop, featuring a mask dance demonstration by very special guest artist Ernesto Sanchez.

Ever been struck by a mask on the wall? A mask animated by performance or ritual? Want to learn about how masks have been used in different cultures over time? Have you ever wanted to wear a disguise? 

Listen to our artists share their research and ideas while making masks that will used in We Players’ upcoming Romeo & Juliet site-integrated performance events. Join us for fellowship, crafting, and an insider’s peek into our creative process!


Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 10AM
@ The Episcopal Church of Saint Mary the Virgin

  2325 Union Street, San Francisco, CA 94123

 


Our 2016 Season is Here!

In 2016, We Players is celebrating
Shakespeare 400,
the NPS Centennial,
and our own Sweet Sixteen!

Our season of stunning site-integrated theatre is full of love,
masquerade balls, sword fights, gorgeous poetry and – of course –
fantastically beautiful California landscapes.

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Shakespeare 400: Performance companies and publishers
the world over are honoring 400 years of Shakespeare’s legacy.

We Players Sweet Sixteen

We Players has been staging large-scale, site-integrated experiences of classical plays
since the first production in 2000 at Stanford University.
That first We Players show?  A roving Romeo & Juliet which moved from Tressider Student Union throughout the campus courtyards and pedestrian thoroughfares to Memorial Church, The Quad, and ultimately arriving at a collection of Rodin sculptures, “the Burghers of Calais.”

We Players cycles back and digs deeper into the play that began it all,
celebrating 16 years of creating stunning works of site-integrated theatre
in spectacular and historically charged locations, with
Romeo & Juliet performances, inspired special events, and parties throughout 2016!

Mask Making Salons: presentation + hands on mask making workshop; March – April
Sword Fights & Sandwiches: performance, workshop, social gathering; May & June
The Capulet Ball: elegant masquerade ball and performance; May & June
Romeo & Juliet: full scale production at Petaluma Adobe; August & September
Romeo & Juliet: full scale production adapted for Villa Montalvo in Saratoga, CA; October

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COMING UP!!!!!

7th Annual GALA

On the Vernal Equinox: Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 6:30pm

Intrigue will flow from every corner of one of our favorite indoor spaces!
Savor potions prepared by our underground Franciscan Friars; send secret messages to your lovers and esteemed friends via our cupid courier service; visit the Apothecary’s Lounge to stimulate your five senses; and outbid your frenemies at the silent auction – featuring new and special treasures to thrill and delight.

Gala Tickets


Romeo & Juliet

by William Shakespeare
Directed by Ava Roy
Produced by Lauren D. Chavez and Ava Roy
Original Score by Charlie Gurke

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Continuing nearly 10 years of unprecedented partnerships
with the National Park Service and California State Parks,
We Players once again integrates a classic story into the environs
of a national historic landmark.

This summer, journey to wine country to experience this
beloved story of star-crossed lovers set into the historic

Rancho Petaluma and surrounding grounds.

We Players, in partnership with California State Parks presents:
Romeo & Juliet
at Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park
Sonoma County, CA
August 12 – September 25, 2016

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Later in the fall, head south to Saratoga
to experience the play adapted for the stunning mansion
and grounds of the illustrious Villa Montalvo!

We Players in partnership with Montalvo Arts Center presents:
Romeo & Juliet
at Villa Montalvo
Saratoga, CA
October 6 – 16, 2016


In Residence at Montalvo Arts Center
We’ve received an astounding invitation from the Montalvo Arts Center
to workshop our upcoming production of Romeo & Juliet this April.
This residency is as part of the Lucas Arts Residency Program and
Montalvo’s 75 year history of supporting artists and the artistic process.
We love you, Montalvo!

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“We Players actors have the ability to draw power out of their
surroundings, channeling it into spectacular, immersive experiences”
– SF Weekly “Best of the Bay” 2015 awards


We Players connects people with place through site-integrated theatre.
Support for the nonprofit arts and education organization is provided by
Grants for the Arts/ General Fund Portion of the San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund,
The Fleishhacker Foundation, Fort Mason Center Presents, Kenneth Rainin Foundation,
The San Francisco Foundation, The Zellerbach Family Foundation and generous individual contributors.
Our 2016 Romeo & Juliet season will be developed while in residence
at the Lucas Artist Residency Program, Montalvo Arts Center.